Open secure htaccess page without prompts

I have a directory on a website that is password protected via htaccess. I want to be able to open this web page through my application without entering a user password, but to do it programmatically.

For example, is there a way to insert login information into a URL? For example



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While I find that URL authentication as described by Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams is much simpler, another approach might be with a header Authorization


I am assuming you are using Basic authentication.

The header Authorization

looks something like this:

Authorization: basic Base64EncodedCredentials

Where Base64EncodedCredentials

is the username and password, encoded with the Base 64 algorithm in the format

Username: Password

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